Petanux - Intelligence Meets Innovation


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  • Funding Agency: Erasmus+
  • Start Date:

    September 01, 2016

  • End Date:

    June 15, 2019

  • Status:


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  • Project Budget:

    695,000 EUR

  • Tags:

    EU, Projects, Research

Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Higher Education Graduates through Data Analytics (GraDANA)

The GraDAna is a cross-national project bringing together European HEIs and SMEs with seven Iranian HEIs. It aims at curriculum development and staff training in Iran and Europe) on the topic of data analytics. The project lasts until October 2018.

GraDAna consists of 5 EU partners, 3 top Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)+2 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and 7 top Iranian HEIs. The involved Iranian HEIs lead research & education nationwide and are geographically balanced. The project seeks to foster HE cooperation between the EU and Iran. It improves the entrepreneurship and employability of Iranian HE graduates by elevating their competencies in the emerging field of Data Analytics (DA). Involved EU partners have outstanding backgrounds in DA and related disciplines. GraDAna transfers know-hows, experiences, and best practices to Iranian HEIs through its sustainable international university-enterprise cooperation plans.

GraDAna aims at:

  • Exploiting Iran’s potentials in science and industry as a “terra incognita”, especially after the recent removal of long time sanctions and new cooperation agreements between Iran and Europeans
  • Improving entrepreneurship, employability, and competitiveness of graduates through modernized training in DA and related disciplines
  • Supporting the 2nd largest unemployed group of graduates in Iran (IT sector) by enhancing their professional competences
  • Addressing “Iranian Governmental Policy on Developing Strategies to Support VET for HE Graduates”
  • Proving the extrovert, multicultural and collaborative EU approach to globalization
  • Sharing European expertise from internationally renowned HEIs and cross-fertilization with Iranian priorities in HE
  • Inclusion of regional business/industry stakeholders in the project events.